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Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, approaches art as a social practice that seeks to establish dialogue in public spaces. Having been born of immigrant parents and grown up between Nicaragua and San Francisco, a strong awareness of inequality and discrimination was established at an early age. Themes such as immigration, discrimination, gentrification and the effects of globalization extend from highly subjective experiences and observations into works that tactfully engage others through populist metaphors while maintaining critical perspectives. He does so by whatever media necessary - the internet, interactive sculpture, radio, installation, video and animation. Ricardo has been awarded commissions from the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC); the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC); turbulence.org; the Franklin Furnace; his work has been exhibited internationally including two honorable mentions from Ars Electronica 2004, 2006.